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Eastman Discontinues Two Phthalate Plasticizers

10:51 AM MDT | March 29, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Eastman Chemical announced that it will discontinue production of two of its ortho -phthalate plasticizers―diethyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate (DBP)―by the end of 2011, saying they no longer form part of its “strategic growth plans or vision of the future.” Phthalates have been subject to increasing regulatory and public scrutiny after studies linked exposure to endocrine disruption....

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